Indian Hill Road lot cleared for new doctor’s office in West Tisbury

Designer's sketch of a proposed two story building near the intersection of Indian Hill and State Roads in West Tisbury. — Drawing courtesy Chris Caldwell

Dr. Edward Caldwell, an ear, nose, and throat specialist based in Hyannis, plans to open an office in West Tisbury at 20 Indian Hill Road, at the intersection of Indian Hill and State Roads. The lot has been cleared of trees and plans have been submitted to the building department for a two-story shingled building with a farmer’s porch on the State Road side. The building will house a doctor’s office on the first floor and one apartment on the second.

Dr. Caldwell and his wife Christiane, operating as Osprey Point Corporation, submitted the plans, according to Joe Tierney of the West Tisbury building department. The zoning board of appeals (ZBA) approved the proposal for the mixed-use development on September 5. Mr. Tierney said that he had not yet reviewed the plans, as of Wednesday.

Dr. Caldwell, who has an office in Hyannis, intends to increase his Island practice when the building is complete, Ms. Caldwell told The Times.

Dr. Caldwell has been seeing patients on the Island for more than 20 years, she said. He now works out of the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital about four days a month.

Tim Walsh, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital chief executive officer, said he is thrilled that Dr. Caldwell will have an office on the Island. “It’s great for the community, he’s a really great guy and a very good doctor,” Mr. Walsh said in a telephone conversation Wednesday.

Dr. Caldwell and his family have had Island connections going back a couple of generations. His father, Robert Caldwell, a longtime Chilmark resident, died in 2009.

Ms. Caldwell said that they bought the property several years ago. The doctor’s office on the first floor will be 1,980 square feet and the upstairs owner-occupied living quarters will be 1,092 square feet, according to their filing with the ZBA. She said she hopes the construction will be complete in May.

The property is near the North Tisbury business district that includes Conroy’s Apothecary and up-Island Cronigs.